[sf-lug] "Educating Tux: case studies of Linux...and "Purity"
rick at linuxmafia.com
Tue Mar 11 23:09:20 PDT 2008
Quoting Asheesh Laroia (asheesh at asheesh.org):
> Note that the issues with Firefox and Thunderbird are not trademark
> issues, which are widely considered not a problem, but instead copyright
In the name of saving time, I said "trademark issues" rather than "a
copyright licence on certain bundled pictorial non-software files that
is predicated on one's observance of Mozilla Foundation's trademark policy".
FWIW, I consider what *I* wrote far less misleading than your statement
that Mozilla Foundation's trademark licensing being "widely considered
not a problem", which strikes me as _very_ distortive.
> >The issue is so simple, I can explain it in 12 words: the copyright
> >license governing these files
> >does not permit modification or redistribution. That?s it. Really.
Specifically, the licence for those non-software image files requires
observation of Mozilla Foundation's trademark policy.
OK, are we done with this dance? ;->
> Rick further wrote:
> >There are also patent-related issues, about which see:
> I personally think that the software patent issues are not very important;
> so does Gobuntu, it seems. Quoting
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Gobuntu/pkg-non-free :
> "Gobuntu does not have or need a separate attitude to software patents to
> that of the Ubuntu project.
And yet, the topic (in recent context) was actually what _FSF_ considers
free software in light of patent issues, not what Canonical, Ltd. does.
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